March 25, 2014
You do so much to keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong, brushing and flossing regularly and attending routine checkups at your dentist’s office. But are you doing everything you can to protect your oral health? Children, teens, and adults who engage in recreational sports and athletic activities are at a substantially higher risk for dental emergencies, particularly if they’re not properly equipped. At the Edison, NJ office of Dr. Steven J. Resnick and Dr. David S. Rosenfeld, active families get the dental protection they need with custom fit athletic mouthguards.
The Importance of Athletic Mouthguards
While wearing a protective oral appliance for games like football, hockey, and rugby may seem like an obviously smart choice, their use during many other physical activities goes largely ignored. The truth is, any sport you pursue presents a risk of oral injury. Common injuries sustained include lacerations to the tongue, gums, lips, and cheeks; dislodged or loosened teeth; and severe contusions to the jaw, face, and head. The American Dental Association recommends that athletic mouthguards be used in many sports and activities, including the following:
- Baseball and softball
- Gymnastics and acrobatics
- Weightlifting and wrestling
- Soccer and football
Fortunately, custom athletic mouthguards from Resnick and Rosenfeld, DDS can help protect the delicate tissues and teeth within the entire oral cavity. If you or anyone in your family participates in recreational sports or activities, contact our office today to find out more about how our custom made mouthguards can help protect your smile while you have fun. From our conveniently located office in Edison, NJ, Drs. Resnick and Rosenfeld warmly welcome patients from throughout the surrounding areas of Clark, Westfield, Plainfield, Colonia, Scotch Plains, and beyond. We look forward to seeing – and protecting – your smile!
March 10, 2014
Statistics show that approximately 80 percent of the American population suffers from some form of gum disease, an oral health condition that can lead to a variety of other health problems when left untreated. At our cutting-edge dental practice in Edison, NJ, Drs. Resnick and Rosenfeld protect patients from the unseen dangers of periodontal disease with microscopic monitoring and laser dentistry services.
The Importance of Early Intervention
When a patient’s gums are infected, whether there are symptoms or not, bacteria that reside beneath the gingival tissue can spread to other areas of the body via the bloodstream. If unchecked, this infection can lead to the following conditions:
- Coronary artery disease
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Increased risk of heart attack and stroke
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Gastrointestinal problems
- High blood pressure
- Alzheimer’s disease
Fortunately, patients who visit us at Resnick & Rosenfeld, DDS can dramatically reduce their risk of developing these serious health issues with periodontal therapy. We utilize only the latest in microscopic monitoring, a gum disease detection and treatment method that is completely non-surgical and proven effective. Our doctors will happily explain the entire process at your appointment in a way that is clear and easy to understand.
Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body
If you or anyone in your family has noticed any of the common signs of gum disease – or you simply want to ensure that you’re taking a proactive approach to this common oral health condition – contact our office in Edison, NJ today to schedule your appointment with us. Dr. Resnick and Dr. Rosenfeld look forward to providing you with the latest in periodontal disease detection and treatment. We also happily serve families from nearby communities in Scotch Plains, Plainfield, Clark, Colonia, Westfield, and the surrounding areas. We can’t wait to see your smile!
February 3, 2014
Though it happens to us all at one point or another, bad breath is always embarrassing when it hits. Whether it’s a problem you only deal with after eating certain foods or you’ve noticed that it’s a common occurrence, you want to know how to address it as soon as possible. At Resnick & Rosenfeld in Edison, NJ, our expert team of dentists and hygienists wants to give you the tools you need to banish bad breath once and for all.
Find the Cause, Find the Treatment
For some people, chronic bad breath can signify an underlying health concern that must be assessed by a medical professional. Certain patients with liver problems, for example, may experience an unpleasant odor and taste in their mouth when their liver is unable to sufficiently eliminate toxins in the body. If, however, you know that your bad breath is not caused by a medical issue, there are certain things you can do to keep it at bay. Try the following:
- Use a tongue scraper. Bacteria tends to accumulate on the tongue, especially in the back near your throat, even when you brush and floss regularly. A tongue scraper can effectively remove the bacterial plaque that hides between your taste buds to quell bad breath.
- Swish with antibacterial mouthwash every time you brush. This not only helps to kill bacteria that are currently present in your mouth, but may help to defend your teeth and soft tissues from future buildup.
- Chew sugar-free gums and breath mints. While these only mask the problem of bad breath temporarily, they can help keep you out of embarrassing social situations until you’ve had a chance to address the root problem.
- Avoid problem foods. Foods like onion, garlic and dairy products are notorious for causing an undesirable odor in the moist environment of the mouth.
If chronic bad breath has caused you social embarrassment one too many times and you’re ready to make a positive change in your life, contact us at our Edison, NJ to see how Drs. Resnick and Rosenfeld can help you. We also proudly serve the areas of Scotch Plains, Colonia, Plainfield, Clark, Westfield and beyond.
September 6, 2013
Your kids have returned to school by now, and the first day of fall is coming up quickly. It’s time to shed those swimsuits, put away the suitcases, and start fresh! Why not begin with your smile? If you’ve been in the market for a new dental office and can’t seem to find a good fit, try visiting Dr. Resnick and Dr. Rosenfeld here in Edison, NJ! With our variety of dental services, fine-tuned treatments, and friendly team, you’ll be sure to find all you’re looking for a more. If you’re new to our website, here are some helpful links that can show you more of what we’re about:
- Services page – learn more about exactly what we can offer you and your teeth, from simple check-ups to much more transformative care that can finally give you the smile of your dreams!
- Smile Gallery – feel free to take a look at some of the other patients we’ve treated over the years! This way, you can see our work firsthand and get a good idea of what to expect when you come into our office for treatment.
- Favorite Links – we believe strongly in patient education; after all, it’s easier to undergo our services when you know exactly what to expect. On this page, you can peruse several educational pages and gain knowledge about common dental procedures and solutions.
- New Patient Forms – if you’re looking forward to your first appointment with us, make the process much simpler with our uploaded patient forms! You can download and fill them out from the comfort of your own home, saving you valuable time in the office and allowing us to get to work that much faster.
Contact Resnick and Rosenfeld, DDS, today to schedule an appointment! We’ll be sure to leave your teeth happier and healthier than ever before. In addition to Edison, we also welcome patients from Clark, Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Westfield, Colonia, and beyond.
Feel Soothed Instead of Scared in the Dentist’s Chair with the Help of Nitrous Oxide from Drs. Resnick and Rosenfeld
July 9, 2013
If the thought of going to the dentist makes you want to hide under your bed, you’re definitely not alone – a vast majority of Americans report experiencing some level of anxiety or fear when faced with impending dental care. However, it’s important to not let these feelings keep you from pursuing crucial care; after all, any problems you have could end up growing worse, resulting in even longer treatments to restore your smile’s health. Here in Edison, NJ, Drs. Resnick and Rosenfeld are committed to helping patients feel comfortable at all times; that’s why they provide nitrous oxide, a sedation dentistry method that can take the edge off of fear and anxiety, allowing for complete relaxation as our staff works hard to make your pearly whites happier and healthier.
Let the Team at Resnick and Rosenfeld, DDS Rejuvenate Your Smile
Nitrous oxide is often referred to as “laughing gas,” and it’s not hard to understand why! Once administered through a mask that fits over your nose, it induces the patient with feelings of comfort, warmth, and even euphoria in some cases. Is it not having a strong enough effect? No problem! We can easily increase or reduce the amount of gas you’re receiving in order to ensure you feel completely relaxed.
Unlike other sedation dentistry methods, one of the biggest perks of nitrous oxide is that its effects wear off in a matter of minutes. That means you can return to work, run errands, and even drive directly from your appointment – no recovery time required! This is a perfect option for busy patients who can’t sacrifice too much time for dental care.
Contact our Edison office today to schedule an appointment. Drs. Resnick and Rosenfeld can’t wait to give you something to smile about! We also serve the areas of Clark, Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Westfield, Colonia, and beyond.
April 30, 2013
You may be surprised to hear that out of all the dental health issues a person can experience over their lifetime, gum disease is both one of the most common and one of the most destructive conditions. Three out of four Americans today are suffering from some level of the disease, and a large percentage of that number isn’t even aware that they have it in the first place! While gum disease is relatively harmless in its earliest stages, sometimes not even exhibiting any noticeable symptoms, it can quickly progress if left untreated, causing serious pain, inflammation, and even tooth loss. Worse, it can contribute negatively to conditions like diabetes and heart disease. Thankfully, Dr. Resnick and Dr. Rosenfeld take the threat of gum disease very seriously, and our team is committed to doing everything we can to keep your teeth and gums healthy and happy at our Edison, NJ office, which includes keeping our patients well-informed about the possible signs and symptoms of gum disease. These include:
- Bleeding that occurs when brushing or flossing
- Persistent bad breath that isn’t helped by mouthwash
- Red, swollen, or tender gums
- Receding gums (your teeth look longer)
- A sudden change in the way your bite feels
- Loose teeth
Of course, it’s also important to remember that in many cases, gum disease won’t exhibit any symptoms that are visible to an untrained eye. That’s why attending routine check-ups at Resnick and Rosenfeld, DDS is so important. Because periodontal (gum) disease is a bacterial infection, we routinely sample all our patients for the presence of disease-associated bacteria. In this non-invasive procedure, the dentist or hygienist obtains a sample of the bacteria growing under your gum and observes it with the aid of a specially designed phase contrast microscope. This allows us to determine if a patient is harboring bacteria associated with periodontal disease.
If breakdown has already started to occur, the identification of the bacterial problem allows us to treat the disease with the goal of eliminating the cause of the disease: the bacteria. Once the cause is eliminated, the body can heal itself naturally. This technique is completely non-surgical. It is effective even in the most advanced cases; it allows patients to be cured of periodontal disease without the pain, disfigurement, and tooth sensitivity that can follow surgical procedures. Better yet, it is not nearly as costly!
Contact our Edison office today if you’d like to schedule an appointment! Dr. Resnick and Dr. Rosenfeld are here to help you with thorough, personalized dental care that puts patient comfort first. We also are happy to see patients from Clark, Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Westfield, and Colonia.
April 24, 2013
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s a great opportunity for our practice to share some important information with our patients about this often-forgotten but incredibly dangerous disease. This year, thousands of Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer, and only around half of the people currently suffering with the condition will live more than five years. What’s worse is that, while oral cancer is treatable in its earlier stages, most people don’t notice the symptoms or go to see their dentist until it’s already progressed to much more advanced, destructive stages. That’s why attending regular check-ups with Dr. Resnick or Dr. Rosenfeld is so important. Our staff is committed to keeping an eye out for any signs of this condition at our Edison office. It may also help to know what some of the more common symptoms are. Possible signs of oral cancer include:
- Flat, white or red spots or sores inside your mouth
- A sore that bleeds and doesn’t show signs of healing
- A small, eroded area, lump, crust, or thickening in the mouth
- A color change in your oral tissue
- Excessive pain, tenderness, or numbness in the mouth or lips
However, while these symptoms are important to keep in mind, we want you to remember that our team at Resnick and Rosenfeld, DDS is your first line of defense against oral cancer. Routine check-ups every six months will give Drs. Resnick and Rosenfeld a chance to thoroughly inspect your cheeks, gums, palate and tongue for any suspicious areas. We will also thoroughly examine your neck for any warning signs of cancer or infection.
While some patients who are diagnosed with oral cancer are heavy tobacco/alcohol users, nearly a fourth of affected people don’t participate in any known risk factors. That’s why we invite you to come in to our Edison office so we can ensure that you stay healthy and happy for years to come. Contact us to schedule an appointment! We also serve the areas of Clark, Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Westfield, and Colonia.
March 27, 2013
While tooth loss is a dental problem that many patients fear, the thought of undergoing root canal treatment to save the affected pearly white is often scarier. The truth is, while the procedure may have once been incredibly painful and uncomfortable one, today’s modern technology, anesthesia and advanced tools have made the panic many patients undergo about it completely unnecessary. In fact, root canal therapy has an incredibly high success rate; it can help rescue injured or decayed teeth that would otherwise need to be extracted! At Resnick and Rosenfeld DDS, our team wants nothing more than to help you maintain a perfectly healthy and whole smile for years to come. That’s why we’re happy to offer root canal treatment right here at our Edison, NJ practice!
What exactly is a root canal?
When a tooth is seriously injured or decayed, it can allow damaging bacteria access into its inner canals, which then infects the nerves (often referred to as ‘pulp) as well. This disease can even spread to other healthy teeth if left untreated! Thankfully, with the help of root canal treatment, Dr. Resnick or Dr. Rosenfeld can create an opening in the affected tooth, clean out the bacteria and infected pulp, and thoroughly seal the area so that further bacteria can’t find a way in. In order to restore full functionality to the tooth, we usually also create a custom-made crown as a finishing touch.
Our Edison, NJ practice is committed to providing maximum comfort and relaxation to patients during root canal treatments by combining the most modern techniques with a biomedical perspective. In fact, most root canal treatments can now be completed in a single visit!
Don’t let infection destroy your hard-earned smile – with Dr. Resnick and Dr. Rosenfeld’s help, our team can use root canal treatment to keep your teeth healthy and happy! Contact our Edison office today with any questions you may have root canal treatment, or if you’re ready to schedule an appointment. We also serve the areas of Clark, Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Westfield, and Colonia.
February 25, 2013
Helmets, goggles, kneepads – if you or your child plays sports, you’ve surely heard about all the protective gear needed to keep the more fragile parts of your body safe from accidental harm. But did you know that 13% to 39% of all dental injuries each year happen during a sport? It isn’t just the scary collisions you see in football and hockey causing them, either – crucial damage to your teeth can be caused by all kinds of sports, from swimming to bicycling to playing volleyball. Your smile is surely important to you – shouldn’t you protect it the same way you do other parts of your body? After all, you definitely don’t want to see the crowd at one of your events gawking at your missing teeth! That’s why Drs. Resnick and Rosenfeld recommend that mouthguards should be worn by both adults and children who regularly participate in any kind of sport that could result in injury to the mouth. With the help of a mouthguard from our Edison, NJ office, our team can help you keep participating free-free in your favorite activities while ensuring your teeth stay happy and healthy.
What is a mouthguard?
A mouthguard is a piece of gear that fits over your teeth and protects them from direct damage, along with the tongue and jaw. Studies have even shown that mouthguards help to lessen the severity of concussions.
There are different kinds of mouthguards available, including:
- Ready-made mouthguards are the kinds you would find on the shelf in any sports store. They’re inexpensive, but since they’re not specifically designed to fit your mouth, they’re often uncomfortable and can even make speaking difficult.
- Mouth-formed mouthguards are much more flexible and secure, but they tend to harden over time.
- Custom-made mouthguards are created after a detailed impression is taken of your teeth, and are widely regarded to be the most comfortable choice.
Be sure to talk to Dr. Resnick or Dr. Rosenfeld before selecting a mouthguard. They will be happy to make a recommendation that bests fits your unique situation and smile.
Our dedicated team is happy to provide you with effective, personalized care that puts your needs first each and every time you come in. Don’t let worry over your teeth keep you from playing to the best of your ability – call our Edison office today for more information about mouthguards. We also serve Clark, Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Westfield, Colonia and surrounding areas. We’d love to give you a reason to smile!
February 13, 2013
For many adults, it may seem too late to pursue their dream of having a beautifully straight smile. Traditional metal braces have been the go-to method for years, but for some people, it’s simply not worth it. After all, you’ve worked hard to create a polished, professional image in the workplace – the last thing you want is to feel like you’re back in middle school. Here at Resnick and Rosenfeld DDS, our team is committed to offering you dental solutions that are both effective and efficient, getting you the results you want with minimal discomfort. That’s why we’re happy to offer Invisalign as a cosmetic option at our Edison, NJ office. With the help of Invisalign, your teeth can be straightened quickly and seamlessly – no embarrassment required!
The way Invisalign works is simple – you’ll be provided with a set of clear aligners that were custom made to fit your unique mouth. Each of these aligners represents a stage of your straightening procedure; all you have to do is wear them in order for the predetermined amount of time, as well as attend check-ups every four-six weeks for us to make sure your progress is coming along smoothly.
Invisalign has several benefits over traditional metal braces, including:
- Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible; you won’t have to worry what your peers are thinking about your dental work. Instead, they’ll be dazzled by your straightened smile without having any idea how you got it!
- They’re removable, meaning that you won’t have to make any annoying changes to your diet or oral health routine.
- If you have a big event coming up that you want to look your best for, no problem – it’s perfectly okay to remove the aligner for a few hours and enjoy yourself. Just make sure to slide it back in when you’re finished!
- Typically, Invisalign treatment only lasts around 12-18 months – significantly less time than traditional metal braces, which can take up to two years or more.
Don’t let crooked teeth keep you from smiling any longer – let Resnick and Rosenfeld DDS provide you with the precise and personalized care you deserve. Call our Edison office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Resnick or Dr. Rosenfeld for your Invisalign treatment. We also serve Clark, Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Westfield, Colonia and surrounding areas.